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Jul 12, 2012 10:00am EDT
former federal prosecutor ken lacoffee. and i do want to go over a statement from paterno family before we get to the elements of the statement that will continue to be revealed to us by the fbi director. joe paterno did not cover up for jerry sandusky. to claim otherwise is a distortion of the truth. that coming from the family before this report and this statement was released today. but we also look at some of the details alongside what we expect to hear today. i want to read this. it says in the statement coming from the director. "the total disregard for the safety and welfare of sandusky's child victims by the seeb senior leaders at penn state, the most powerful men failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. spannier, shultz, paterno, and curley never demonstrated any concern for the safety and well-being of sandusky's victims until after sandusky's arrest." you have had time to look through the transcript. that's just a taste of some of the language that freeh is using in the statement. >> i have gone through most of it, and his
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
, tim curley and joe paterno, the legendary coach. >> ron allen live, standby. we'll go to the podium and listen to the statement. >> penn state university is an outstanding educational institution which is rightly proud of its students, alumni, faculty and staff who in term hold that institution in very high esteem. we fully appreciate the strong emotions which surround these tragic events in our work. all of us here today understand that it is the duty of adults to protect children and to immediately report any suspected child sex abuse to law enforcement authorities. our team was reminded of this on a daily basis because henderson south, which was our base on the penn state campus, was the former child care center, with some of the children's artwork still there. on november 21st, the special investigations task force established by the board of trustees retained us to conduct a full, fair and completely independent investigation. i commend ken frasier, chairman of the task force, and ron tomalis, the vice chairman of the task force, for the steps their took in this investig
NBC
Jul 22, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com penn state tears down the statue of joe paterno the same day the ncaa say it will issue sanctions. what this means for the future of the football program. >>> first, the healing begins. president obama heads to colorado to comfort the victims of unspeakable violence in a movie theater. good evening. i'm jim rosenfield. the president touched down in aurora minutes ago. there will be a service to honor those lost and to pray for those who survived. we learned the shooting suspect tried to join a gun range but his application was denied because of bizarre behavior. tomorrow that man is expected in court for the first time. we begin with jay gray in aurora, colorado. he has the latest developments in the investigation. >> reporter: president obama arrives in colorado carrying the sorrow and condolences of the nation for the families of the victims of the massacre. it marks a day of memories and mourning in aurora. many turning to a higher power during sunday services as they struggled to try to understand the killing spree and 24-year-old james holmes,
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >>> plus, what did joe paterno know and when did he know it? now we know. louis freeh's investigation of the penn state abuse scandal is out. paterno chose to protect jerry sandusky over the children he victimized and richard engel is just back from syria with a chilling account of what he saw in that country torn by civil war. >>> finally, guess where the american's olympics uniforms were made? here's the hint, not in the u.s.a. we begin with mitt romney fighting back against the bain attacks. howard fineman is editorial director for the "huffington post." joan walsh is editor of salon. both are msnbc political analysts. allow me to show you what came out today. today the romney campaign is out with a new ad accusing obama of lying about romney's role at bain. >> when a president doesn't tell the truth, how can we trust him to lead? the obama outsourcing attacks. misleading, unfair and untrue. there was no evidence that mitt romney shipped jobs overseas. candidate obama lied about hillary clinton. >> so shame on you, barack obama. >> but america expects more from a president ch obama
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
paterno who the report says protected jerry sandusky against the children he preyed upon. this is "hardball," the place for politics. and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... ...advanced headlights... ...and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ mid gradean. innovation that excites. dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback signup for 5% cashback at gas stations through september. it pays to discover. >>> we've got some new poll numbers in the presidential race. let's check the "hardball" score board first. a new pew poll shows president obama has a seven-point lead over mitt romney amongst registered voters. 50 to 43. a new marquette poll 51 to 43. similar story in pennsylvania where the president leads 47 to 40 in a new automated we ask america poll. we'll
MSNBC
Jul 13, 2012 2:00am EDT
of university officials including legendary head coach joe paterno who the report says protected jerry sandusky against the children he preyed upon. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ buzz ] off to work! did you know honey nut cheerios is america's favorite cereal? oh, you're good! hey, did you know that honey nut cheerios is... oh you too! ooh, hey america's favorite cereal is... honey nut cheerios ok then off to iceland! car insurance companies say they'll save you by switching, you'd have like, a ton of dollars. but how are they saving you those dollars? a lot of companies might answer "um" or, "no comment." then there's esurance. born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so whatever they save, you save. hassle, time, paperwork, hair-tearing-out, and yes, especially dollars. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. >>> we've got some new poll numbers in the presidential race. let's check the "hardball" score board first. a new pew poll shows president obama has a seven-point lead over mitt romney amongst registered voters. 50 to 43
CNN
Jul 15, 2012 6:00pm EDT
university leaders ignored sex abuse by jerry sandusky? and what about the legacy of coach joe paterno? we'll look in depth at that straight ahead. i want to go ♪ ♪ i want to win [ breathes deeply ] ♪ this is where the dream begins ♪ ♪ i want to grow ♪ i want to try ♪ i can almost touch the sky [ male announcer ] even the planet has an olympic dream. dow is proud to support that dream by helping provide greener, more sustainable solutions from the olympic village to the stadium. solutionism. the new optimism.™ ♪ this dream >>> all right. now to a pretty remarkable achievement. a kid as old as my nephew, 8 years old. his name taylor armstrong recently climbed mount kilimanjaro. for a pretty great cause. he took us along on his journey. >> well, i wanted to climb mount kilimanjar kilimanjaro, and i heard about cure duchenne and boys can't walk again. so i trained for a year. every month i'd climb a mountain for elevation. it's 90,341 feet. it takes eight days. we start about 9:00. some days we hike for three hours and some days we hike for six hours. there's one part of the mo
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
son of the late joe paterno. >> was he deludes himself about the depth of the moral failure here. >> in the heartland drought is destroying the harvest, dean reynolds reports crisis will be-- prices will be soaring. >> the corn looks more like pine-- pineapple. >> why were pilots getting sick in flight. david martin breaks the news on a mystery solved. and clarissa ward finds the youngest victims of the syrian dictator's war against his own people. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, one month after jerry sandusky was convicted on 45 counts including rape and sodomy of young boys, a new report today accuse of late football coach joe paterno and other officials at penn state of knowing what sandusky was doing and covering it up, allowing the horrific crimes to continue another 13 years. this is the final report of an investigation headed by louis freeh, a former federal judge and former director of the fbi. armen keteyian is in philadelphia with details. armen, what do we know. >> reporter: good evening, scott. the
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
including joe paterno, who protected sandusky over the children he preyed upon. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> we've got new poll numbers. a new pugh poll shows that president obama has a seven-point lead over mitt romney among registered voters, 50-43. in wisconsin, a poll shows the president leads romney by eight. 51-43. similar story in pennsylvania where the president leads 47-40. we'll be right back. in mississippi we had more good times... in louisiana we had more fun on the water. last season we broke all kinds of records on the gulf. this year we are out to do even better... and now is a great time to start. our beatches are even more relaxing... the fishing's great. so pick your favorite spot on the gulf... and come on down. brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. not in this economy. we also have zero free time, and my dad moving in. so we went to fidelity. we looked at our family's goals and some ways to
ABC
Jul 28, 2012 11:35pm EDT
the spot where is joe paterno statue filled with emotion. >> it breaks my heart. this is not what joe paterno was about. yesterday, university ordered the statue .emoved today, n.c.a.a. hit the football program with unprecedented sanctions. >> i feel sad for the students the university and for of joe paterno. >> they claim joe paterno and his superiors covered up jerry sandusky's abuse of little boys. >> our goal is not to be punitive, but to make sure the establishes an athletic culture and the daily months said in which football again be placed ahead educating, nurturing, and protecting young people. football games will be played. joe paterno is no longer the coach in history. many say penn state will never seen the same again. >> is setting an example for programs and letting nobody is bigger happened to those kids. >> the victims seen in the shower by graduate assistant will file a lawsuit. the lawyers plan to file a civil against penn state. >> vincent gray is vowing not to round of allegations interfere with his job. a report claims that his 2010 campaign and used an illegal of
NBC
Jul 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
schultz, former vice president. all of them have denied wrongdoing. joe paterno, the legendary and revered football coach who died last january. >> there's more red flags here than you could count. >> reporter: several of more than 3 million e-mails and documents unearthed by freeh's investigators show paterno, contrary to his grand jury testimony, was informed and kept apprised of a 1998 police investigation of suspected child abuse by sandusky in the school's locker room shower. curley wrote in one e-mail to spanier and schultz that he had touched base with paterno about the probe. and days later there was this follow-up -- anything new in this department? coach is anxious to know where it starts. the allegation was disturbing enough that schultz, who was in charge of the university police, wrote in private notes, is this opening of pandora's box? adding, other children? no charges were brought and university officials kept it quiet. >> nobody spoke to sandusky. not one of those four persons, including the coach, who was a few steps away from his office, no indication anybody spo
CBS
Jul 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
young boys, a new report today accuses the late football coach joe paterno and other officials at penn state of knowing what sandusky was doing and covering it up, allowing the horrific crimes to continue another 13 years. this is the final report of an investigation headed by louis freeh, a former federal judge and former director of the fbi. armen keteyian is in philadelphia with details. armen, what do we know? >> reporter: good evening, scott. the report laid out in detail what freeh called "the callous and shocking disregard for child victims" by the most powerful leaders at penn state, including paterno, a towering figure for five decades. >> it was like going against the president of the united states. >> reporter: the former fbi director pointed to the culture at the heart of the cover-up. he charged that paterno, former president graham spanier, senior vice president gary schultz, and athletic director tim curley repeatedly concealed critical facts relating to sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the university's board of trustees, the penn state community, and th
CNN
Jul 12, 2012 6:00am PDT
of the key players surrounding the pennstate scandal, including joe paterno, the legendary head coach that was dismissed in the wake of the charges. in the statement released today, paterno's family calls him, quote, highly principled and says select emails have been leaked in an attempt to smear his name. we'll also hear more about jerry sandusky, pa tern p pa tern pe paterno's longtime assistant, sitting in jail. and then there's mike mcqueary, the graduate assistant who worked with the penn state football team. it was mcqueary who told school officials he saw sandusky molesting a boy in a school shower as far back as 2001. and one of the officials that mcqueary went to with that information was athletic director tim curley. curley is now on live from penn state. he is awaiting his own trial. he faces charges of perjury for lying to a grand jury and failing to report suspected child abuse. hundreds of people were interviewed by the freeh committee, including students. one of those now former students is here today. his name is tj bard. he was penn state's student body presiden
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
powerful people at penn state. football coach joe paterno, athletic director tim curley, university president graham spanier and senior vice president gary schultz who were all found to have not only turned a baseline eye to the abuse but to have actually aided in the cover-up. ron allen is on the penn state campus now. ron, what are the key takeaways from this report from lewis freeh? >> i guess the biggest takeaway is a lot has to change here at penn state, a lot of very profound cultural things that would allow something like this to happen over a period of at least 14 years going back to 1998 when lewis freeh's report says joe paterno, graham spanier and others first became aware of what jerry sandusky was doing, maybe not the full extent of it but they were aware enough he thought so that they could have done something to stop it. so, what will the short fallout be? just behind me you can't see it there's a statue of joe paterno outside of the football stadium and there are calls to have that statue removed. we already know that nike who had a child care center named after joe
FOX
Jul 22, 2012 10:00pm EDT
premier. premiere. tony says... says... and penn state removes the statue of joe paterno from outside it's football stadium local reaction tonight from one of several penn sttte bars in baltimore. hello i'm jennifer gilbert.a woman's body is found by police this weekend in north baltimore...days after neighbors first suspected something was wrong.paul gessler reports police are still searching for answers. answers. 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 few signs remain from saturday's scene. scene. west 29th street is much quieter sunday morning, but scars remain. remain. "a girl was murdered on the sixth floor." floor." "i couldn't sleep lastnight, cause that was on my mind. mmm hmm."some people: too scared to show their faces after a body was found by police saturday. saturday. : "everybody know each other he" here." "she had just moved in about six months ago, but i don't really know nothing about her." her." "she was always upbeat and friendly. she was never a troublemaker that i could tell."'she' was a woman in her 30s, according to neighbors. police are awaiting autopsy results, but say the body wa
FOX
Jul 23, 2012 5:00am EDT
today by the n-c- double-a. meanwhile, the 900-pound bronze statue of longtime coach joe paterno was removed. the controversial removal. 3 --reporter pkg-as follows -- there is an emptiness outside beaver stadium. it's naked, everything's gone. it's really sad. and only part of it is where the statue of joe paterno once stood. joe's a man we love. the reason we love joe is 60 years of integrity. the rest is in the hearts of the crowds who came to say goodbye to penn state's head coach of 61 years. i drove from north carolina to get a picture with joe's statue, right? and like a bunch of thieves they snuck it away in the night. the university took down the seven and a half foot statue and removed all the plaques and letters on the walls early sunday morning. workers put up a fence and a tarp to block the view of the now-empty space. but fans took pictures above the fence or poked through the tarp for once last look. there are a lot of issues surrounding it that you can see what why they have to do certain things but you hate to see it. the decision to remove the figure angered fans wh
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
of blame to go around in the sex abuse cover-up, could the legacy of paterno and the university forever be tarnished. >> some scandalous details coming out about that and looks like they potentially were covering something up, upwards of 14 years. >>> then could a widely used baldness drug -- you've got plenty of hair. you are not worried. could a widely used baldness drug be hurting men in bed. a new link to a lower libido. >> the cruel irony. men want to protect their hair, women don't like baldness. and then you take the thing, your little soldier won't salute. it is so bad. >> little soldier? >>> and a big shake-up at "american idol" will have who is in and who is out and the superstar names being floated. coming up when we bring you "the skinny." >> okay. >> are we going to lose it already? >>> speculation about mitt romney's vice presidential short list. >> a new report says former secretary of state condoleezza rice has emerged as a frontrunner now. sources tell the drudge report, romney is ready to make an announcement in fact in a few weeks. there has been growing buzz
MSNBC
Jul 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
show that joe paterno was more involved in protecting sandusky from authorities than he admitted. >>> and finally yet another reporter learns the hard way, don't mess with chris christie. >>> we begin with the debate over the tax or penalty. mark halperin is senior political analyst at the washington post and also an msnbc analyst. the supreme court gave republicans one major gift on thursday suggesting the mandate was a tax. there's only one problem. mitt romney isn't exactly well positioned to take advantage of that given his history in massachusetts. the problem was illustrated this morning when eric fernstrom went on msnbc and chuck todd asks if romney agreed that the mandate is a tax. >> the governor believes what we put in place in massachusetts was a penalty and he disagrees with the court's ruling that the mandate was a tax. >> so he agrees with the president -- but he agrees with the president that it is not -- and he believes you shouldn't call the tax penalty a tax. you should call it a penalty or a fee or a fine? >> that's correct. but the president also needs to be h
PBS
Jul 12, 2012 10:00pm PDT
that joe paterno and others hushed up evidence and claims against former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. >> woodruff: and we explore the broader lessons learned for other institutions in the wake of the scandal. >> brown: then, from our "food for nine billion" series, fred de sam lazaro reports on some promising efforts to address a looming crisis in the west african nation of niger. >> famine is frequent in this region, but that very routineness is helping relief workers anticipate and contain the damage this year far better than the last crisis in 2010. >> woodruff: on the "daily download" tonight, ray suarez looks at facebook as it boosts its profile ahead of the november election. >> brown: and from our partners at "global post," we have the story of young chinese migrants coming to the big city in search of a new life. >> china's generation y face a group dilemma. they no longer belong in their rural hometowns, yet they don't quite fit in urban life, either. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. it is a scathing report that says many top school officials including the late coach joe paterno kept quiet about the allegations against jerry sandusky. brad bell is live with reaction to the report. >> this is a community that loves penn state, loves penn state's football team, and they loved joe paterno. that is why many people here on college avenue are telling us this report herds. tonight in state college one aspect will trample the rest. the claim that joe paterno knew of jerry sandusky's abuse of children in participated in a cover up to avoid bad publicity. >> he is burry but they will continue to bury him from the sound of it. clucks he was hired to determine what campus officials knew about the crime. he announced the result of his investigation at a philadelphia press comments this morning. the bottom line -- joe paterno and those above him put the school and football program ahead of the safety of the little boys sandusky preyed upon. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children that sandusky victimized. >> he c
FOX
Jul 2, 2012 5:30am EDT
email is dated his boos coach joe paterno to - about what he's seen in the shower. paterno tstified quote- "it was a sexual nature." by now, mcqueary testified he's told athletic director curley and vp schultz about exactly what he saw-- aa boy with his hands up against a waal with sandusky behind him. the purpprted e-mails don't mention sandusky y namee instead calling hhi "the subject" and person." in the first purported exchangee a ttree-part plan to qqote: "talk with the ubject ... contact the... charrtable organization (second mile) and contacting the ddpartment of welfare." that's an agency suspected abuse. yet, the next niiht, cuuley indicates a changeeof heart. he allegedly sends an email to penn state's president spanier and refers curley says he wants to talk o 3 thhngs over with sandusky and work with him before deciding whhther to contaat child welfare. he also reffrs to coach paterno. did someehing he said change curley's mind? puote: "aftee giving it ore thought and talkinn t over with joe yesterdayy i am uncomfortable with what we agreed were the next steps. i am havi
NBC
Jul 22, 2012 6:30pm EDT
sanctions. penn state pulls down a giant symbol of joe paterno as the ncaa prepares to unleash a devastating punishment on the university. >>> olympic fever. we are live in london, a city gripped by excitement just five days until the games begin. >>> and when you're smiling the whole world smiles with you. our conversation with yokoono about what gave her the power to heal after the loss of john lenin. >>> this is "nbc nightly news" with lester holt reporting from london. >> the 2012 summer olympic games are just five days away. amid the last minute frenzy of getting ready to host the world a lot of hearts and minds here american and british are focused on the shocking tragedy still unfolding at aurora, colorado. president obama arrived there late today to express his sorrow and concern for victims, their families and a shaken community. the president will speak from aurora later tonight. kate snow has been on the scene since friday and she joins us to lead our coverage of the theater shooting. good evening. >> reporter: good evening to you lester from aurora, colorado where the
PBS
Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm PDT
-- legendary coach joe paterno-- was complicit in a cover-up going back to 1998. >> there's a whole bunch of evidence here and we're saying the reasonable conclusion from that evidence is he was an integral part of this active decision to conceal. >> suarez: the freeh report also named three other penn state officials: former athletic director tim curley, former senior vice president gary schultz, and former university president graham spanier. >> misters spanier, schultz, paterno and curley repeatedly concealed facts relating to sandusky's child abuse from the authorities, the board of trustees, the penn state community, and the public at large. none of them even spoke to sandusky about his conduct. in short, nothing was done and sandusky was allowed to continue with impunity. >> suarez: the allegations against sandusky finally exploded into public view last year and both paterno and spanier were fired. paterno died in january, before investigators could speak with him. and in a statement today, his family challenged freeh's findings. they said, in part: but freeh said in fact, that is exac
FOX News
Jul 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT
football coach joe paterno knew and did nothing. deliberately concealed accusations of child sex abuse surrounding the former penn state assistant football coach. primarily to avoid the consequences of bad publicity. independent investigators led by a former f.b.i. director say they found a striking lack of empathy, a president who discouraged discussion or dissent. and a culture of reverence for the football program that protect add serial pedophile and allowed him to lure more victims for years. the lead investigator called it "terrible tragedy." >> our most saddening and sobering finding was total disregard not safety and welfare of sandusky child victims by the most senior leaders, including paterno and curly never demonstrated reactions or any concern for the safety and well-being of sandusky's victims until after sandusky's arrest. >>shepard: the report finds that coach paterno was aware of a second accusation of child sex abuse back in may of 1998 when a mother said coach sandusky molested her son in the showers at penn state. the coach reportedly learned about the complaint tha
MSNBC
Jul 2, 2012 5:00pm EDT
july. >>> up next, joe paterno may have been more involved in protecting jerry sandusky than he admitted. you're watching "hardball," the place for politics. ha the president frew: i talk to folks on rope lines and in coffee shops. people who have been out of work. you can tell it wears on them. narrator: he's fought to pull us out of economic crisis for three years. and he still is. president obama's plan keeps taxes down for the middle class, invests in education and asks the wealthy to pay their fair share. mitt romney d his billionaire allies can spend milions to distort the president's words. but they're not interested in rebuilding the middle class. he is. i'm barack obama and i how do you know which ones to follow? the equity summary score consolidates the ratings of up to 10 independent research providers into a single score that's weighted based on how accurate they've been in the past. i'm howard spielberg of fidelity investments. the equity summary score is one more innovative reason serious investors are choosing fidelity. get 200 free trades today and explore your n
NBC
Jul 22, 2012 11:00pm EDT
>>> controversy at penn state. the iconic statue of joe paterno is torn down. tomorrow, unprecedented sanctions against the university. we'll head to state college where the football program's future is in question tonight. but we begin in colorado where president obama prayed with the victims of the movie theater shoot and the suspect's first court appearance. good evening. song. prayer. plenty of tears in aurora, colorado. a town in mourning gathered to remembered the 12 lives lost in friday's deadly movie theater shooting. earlier today, president obama visited the state. he spoke to the victim whose survive and consoled the families of those who did not. as a community with nearly 60 injured, tries to heal. the alleged gunman ready to appear for the first time in court tomorrow. jay gray starts us off tonight from aurora, colorado. >> reporter: the turnout for the memorial was overwhelming. some estimates say more than 10,000 gathered to remember and honor victims of at take. tonight, a shattered city. struggles to begin picking up the pieces. >> the pain is still r
CNN
Jul 12, 2012 10:00am PDT
coach joe paterno, and its former athletic director tim curley. freeh says that the four ignored more red flags than you can count, didn't take into account any action to protect those kids from sandusky for 14 years. here's what he said specifically about paterno's role. >> the evidence shows that mr. paterno was made aware of the 1998 investigation of sandusky, followed it closely, but failed to take any action, even though sandusky had been a key member of his coaching staff for about 30 years and had an office just steps away from mr. paterno. >> in a statement issued today the paterno family acknowledged that the former head coach made mistakes and regretted them, but they insisted that paterno did not know that sandusky was a child predator. joining us live from philadelphia, cnn contributor and patriots news reporter sara ganim. you've been covering this story from the very beginning. this is a panel that reviewed more than, what, 3.5 million documents, held 430 interviews before coming up with this report. how does this break down in terms of who was most responsible? >> well,
MSNBC
Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
. we're looking at the role of joe paterno in all of this. and what's incredibly troubling is paterno knew about the '98 investigation of sandusky when mcqueary came to him describing the incident that he had seen in the shower and nothing was done even though he already knew about that. curley, schultz and spanier, who are the other three that are talked about in this report had actually come up with a plan of action in response to that mcqueary incident that included going to the authorities and after meeting with joe paterno they decided that the quote-unquote more humane thing to do would be to engaging this cover-up. i mean, what's with these men covering up for each other? >> yeah. as a woman, you know, following this case looking at it, it just strikes me that had a woman been privy toni of this information at any time this would not have gone on as long as it did and i'm not indicting all of men but clearly men cover for men and whether you're looking at some of the catholic church abuses, there's, you know, horace mann at the new york prep school where these things have happe
ABC
Jul 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
my clients' being molested by sandusky in 2007 and 2008. >> reporter: paterno's son, adam, says the report changes nothing. >> there are no new facts. new interpretation that won't take away from anything he has done. >> reporter: so where are those very powerful men now? well the president of the university was forced to resign. his two deputies face perjury charges. and of course, joe paterno died within two months of when he was dismissed. jim avila, abc news, philadelphia. >> that story is disturbing on so many levels. the report of course has a lot of folks wondering about how history will treat coach paterno which is now our facebook question of the day. do you think the sandusky scandal has tarnished joe paterno's legacy. let us know what you think at wnnfans.com. >> you saw a strung ing of the e-mails another one jim didn't get to, the former vice president, the only downside if the message isn't heard and acted upon we become vulnerable for not having reported it. they knew this was going on. and they failed to disclose it because of the potential ramifications for what it
FOX News
Jul 24, 2012 12:00am PDT
governing body reduced the team's number of scholarships and wiped out 14 years of coach joe paterno's victories after it was shown he turned a blind eye to what his pedophile assistant coach was doing for 15 years. the ncaa did stop short of completely shutting down the school's football program. emmert saying doing so would bring with it significant unintended harm to many who had done nothing -- that had nothing to do with this case. penn state president says the school accepts the punishment which comes a day after the university took down the paterno statue outside the football stadium. jaime, is it nice that penn state accepted their punishment? >> yes. can i have a another, they ask? first of all, it is a function that destroyed the program, as far as you can see. who will go to penn state except the worst player who can't get anywhere else. it is a d3 football school at this point. i don't mind the punishment, what they allowed to happen there is horrific. it will not deter anyone in the future. no one will say, it is not like paw person know would have come forward -- paterno
FOX News
Jul 12, 2012 3:00pm EDT
of sandusky child victims by the most senior leaders, including paterno and curly never demonstrated reactions or any concern for the safety and well-being of sandusky's victims until after sandusky's arrest. >>shepard: the report finds that coach paterno was aware of a second accusation of child sex abuse back in may of 1998 when a mother said coach sandusky molested her son in the showers at penn state. the coach reportedly learned about the complaint that month but never alerted police and never alerted child welfare ages and in the next year, he suggested that sandusky take on a volunteer role at the university mentoring young people. coach paterno died early this year. >> last month a jury convicted penn state assistant football coach on 40 counts of abusing young boys and he will be sentenced in the next few months and david lee has been follow this and live from new york city. david lee, what do the investigators, independent investigators, offer in the way of proof that all of these people knew and did nothing? >>reporter: they examined more than three million do
NBC
Jul 14, 2012 11:00pm EDT
about the timing of joe paterno's final contract negotiations. and a big change to his picture on an iconic mural. >>> also, the craziness at comic con. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend. move money with a slide. save with a shake. feel good about your decisions. save with a shake. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >>> word tonight that joe paterno renege air yated his contract the same mon he testified in the jerry sandusky trial. he reached an agreement last august. it included a three million dollar bonus if paterno retired after the 2011 season. he was fired in november after sandusky was charged with child sex abuse. paterno died of lung cancer in january. and penn state paid out the rest of the contract in april. sandusky was convicted on 45 counts and is awaiting sentencing. >>> a famous mural in state college no longer has a halo above paterno's head. the artist added the halo after paterno's death, he said
ABC
Jul 12, 2012 6:30pm EDT
statue, outside the stadium joe paterno built in happy valley, pa, must have buckled a bit today. but at penn state, today they still sell joepa souvenirs on main street, and the library carries his name in honor of the coach who won the right way. a reputation perhaps destroyed today by a sex scandal that an independent university investigation found the coaching legend and his bosses could have stopped. >> the most powerful men at penn state failed to take any steps for 14 years to protect the children who sandusky victimized. >> reporter: the four men, once the most powerful at penn state taken down by scandal. graham spanier president of the university for 16 years. gary shultz, vice president, in charge of the athletic department and the police. and tim curley, penn state's athletic director, described as paterno's errand boy. and the very symbol of penn state's past glory, 45 year head coach joe paterno, fired. >> the motivation was to avoid the consequences of bad publicity. >> reporter: coach paterno told the grand jury he had no specific knowledge of sandusky's pedophilia, de
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